Don't miss the piglix.com special BONUS offer during our Beta-test period. The next 100 new Registered Users (from a unique IP address), to post at least five (5) piglix, will receive 1,000 extra sign-up points (eventually exchangeable for crypto-currency)!

* * * * *    Free piglix.com Launch Promotions    * * * * *

  • Free Ads! if you are a small business with annual revenues of less than $1M - piglix.com will place your ads free of charge for up to one year! ... read more

  • $2,000 in free prizes! piglix.com is giving away ten (10) Meccano Erector sets, retail at $200 each, that build a motorized Ferris Wheel (or one of 22 other models) ... see details

English Americans

English Americans
Total population
25,926,451Increase
2010 American Community Survey7.6% of the U.S. population
Regions with significant populations
Throughout the entire United States
Predominantly in New England, the Delaware Valley, the Mormon Corridor and the South
Plurality in Utah and Maine
California 4,946,554
Texas 3,083,323
Ohio 2,371,236
New York 2,320,503
Florida 2,232,514
Michigan 2,036,021
Illinois 1,808,333
North Carolina 1,778,008
Georgia 1,584,303
Tennessee 1,435,147
Pennsylvania 1,058,737
Religion
Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg
Official Presidential portrait of Thomas Jefferson (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800).jpg
William Henry Harrison daguerreotype edit.jpg
Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce - alternate crop.jpg
Gerald Ford.jpg
George-W-Bush.jpeg

English Americans, also referred to as Anglo-Americans, are Americans whose ancestry originates wholly or partly in England, a constituent country of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. In the 2014 American Community Survey, English Americans are (7.6%) of the total population.

However, demographers regard this as a serious undercount, as the index of inconsistency is high, and many, if not most, people from English stock have a tendency (since the introduction of a new "American" category (See ) in the 2000 census) to identify as simply Americans or if of mixed European ancestry, identify with a more recent and differentiated ethnic group. In the 1980 United States Census, over 49 million (49,598,035) Americans claimed English ancestry, at the time around 26.34% of the total population and largest reported group which, even today, would make them the largest ethnic group in the United States. Eight out of the ten most common surnames in the United States are of English origin or having possible mixed British Isles heritage, the other two being of Spanish origin.Scotch-Irish Americans are for the most part descendants of Lowland Scots and Northern English (specifically: County Durham, Cumberland, Northumberland and Westmorland) settlers who colonized Ireland during the Plantation of Ulster in the 17th century.


Number of English Americans
Year Ref. Population % of the United States population
1980 49,598,035 26.34 26.34
 
1990 32,651,788 13.1 13.1
 
2000 24,515,138 8.7 8.7
 
2010 25,927,345 8.4 8.4
 
Ethnic composition in the British American Colonies of 1700 • 1755 • 1775
1700 Percent 1755 Percent 1775 Percent
English and Welsh 80.0% English and Welsh 52.0% English 48.7%
African 11.0% African 20.0% African 20.0%
Dutch 4.0% German 7.0% Scots-Irish 7.8 %
Scottish 3.0% Scots-Irish 7.0% German 6.9%
Other European 2.0% Irish 5.0% Scottish 6.6 %
Scottish 4.0% Dutch 2.7%
Dutch 3.0% French 1.4%
Other European 2.0% Swedish 0.6%
Other 5.3%
Union flag 1606 (Kings Colors).svg Colonies 100% British-Red-Ensign-1707.svg Colonies 100% Grand Union Flag.svg Thirteen Colonies 100%
Number of Colonial English-Americans 1776
Colonies Ref. % of approximate population
New England 70.5%
Middle 40.6%
Southern 37.4%
Comparison between the 1790 and 2000 census
1790 estimates 2000 Census
Ancestry Number % of total Ancestry Number % of total
English 1,900,000 47.5 German 42,885,162 15.2
African 750,000 19.0 African 36,419,434 12.9
Scotch-Irish 320,000 8.0 Irish 30,594,130 10.9
German 280,000 7.0 English 24,515,138 8.7
Irish 200,000 5.0 Mexican 20,640,711 7.3
Scottish 160,000 4.0 Italian 15,723,555 5.6
Welsh 120,000 3.0 French 10,846,018 3.9
Dutch 100,000 2.5 Hispanic 10,017,244 3.6
French 80,000 2.0 Polish 8,977,444 3.2
Native American 50,000 1.0 Scottish 4,890,581 1.7
Spanish 20,000 0.5 Dutch 4,542,494 1.6
Swedish or other 20,000 0.5 Norwegian 4,477,725 1.6
Hopkinson Flag.svg United States 3,929,326 100 United States United States 281,421,906 100
Immigration from England to the United States 1820 - 1970
Years Arrivals Years Arrival
1820-1830 15,837 1901-1910 388,017
1831-1840 7,611 1911-1920 249,944
1841-1850 32,092 1921-1930 157,420
1851-1860 247,125 1931-1940 21,756
1861-1870 222,277 1941-1950 112,252
1871-1880 437,706 1951-1960 156,171
1881-1890 644,680 1961-1970 174,452
1891-1900 216,726
Arrivals Total (150 yrs) 3,084,066
England-born in the United States 1850 – 2010
Year Population % of foreign-born % of total population
2010 356,489 0.9
2000 423,609
1990 405,588
1980 442,499
1970 458,114 4.8 0.2
1960 528,205 5.4 0.3
1950 809,563
1940 //
1930 809,563 5.7 0.7
1920 813,853
1910 877,719 6.5 1.1
1900 840,513
1890 908,141 9.8 1.4
1880 662,676
1870 550,924 10.0 1.4
1860 431,692
1850 278,675 12.4 1.2
Name Rank - 2000 Number Country of Origin England - 2001
Smith 1 2,376,207 England, Scotland, Ireland (Common however also among German Americans who are likely originally held the surname "") Smith
Johnson 2 1,857,160 England Jones
Williams 3 1,534,042 England, Wales Taylor
Brown 4 1,380,145 England, Ireland, Scotland Brown
Jones 5 1,362,755 England, Wales Williams
Miller 6 1,127,803 England, Ireland, or Scotland (Miller can be the anglicized version of Mueller/Müller - a surname from Germany) Wilson
Davis 7 1,072,335 England, Wales Johnson
García 8 858,289 Spain Davies
Rodríguez 9 804,240 Spain Robinson
Wilson 10 783,051 England, Scotland Wright
Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg
Official Presidential portrait of Thomas Jefferson (by Rembrandt Peale, 1800).jpg
William Henry Harrison daguerreotype edit.jpg
Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce - alternate crop.jpg
Gerald Ford.jpg
George-W-Bush.jpeg

...
Wikipedia

1,000 EXTRA POINTS!

Don't forget! that as one of our early users, you are eligible to receive the 1,000 point bonus as soon as you have created five (5) acceptable piglix.

...